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Why do Religious People Freakout on Halloween?
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Posted 10/13/13
They freak out because they know Halloween has become more religious than Christmas
Posted 10/14/13
They're just jealous they don't get to play dress up on Christmas.
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Posted 10/20/13
Christians freak out because they believe in only one ghost and spirit. More than one confuses them.
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Posted 10/20/13 , edited 10/20/13
Because people are stupid.

There. You may close the thread now.
Posted 10/20/13
They do? Well I didn't notice.
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halloween is a pagan holiday.
just as easter celebrates the the begining of the planting season, halloween celebrates the harvest season. or spring and fall and i believe theres a solstice tied to each one.
the difference is, the christians adopted easter as one of their holidays but they never did for halloween.
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Because they think it's the devil's holiday.. When is reality it's just kids dressing up in costumes.... I know my dad is pretty extreme when it comes to halloween
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they don't like candy? because we all know that is whats importen
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Mfangirl wrote:

I only got to celebrate Halloween once and I was only 4 years old.

I've been taught that Halloween was the devil's birthday when I was young. Then I was told that before the Irish migrated to America because of famine, they brought Halloween with them and Halloween was banned from America before they came. Then I became really confused when I learned how some Christians do celebrate Halloween. Now I'm not aloud to leave home on Halloween night and I have to ignore the trick or treaters. I'm also not aloud to eat any Halloween themed foods or candy! (What am I supposed to believe?!)

This sucks for me because I love to scare people and get free candy. My dream of dressing as a creepypasta character will probably never be accomplished...I envy you people.




Just wait until you move out from under your parent's roof. Halloween isn't just for children, after all, and your parents won't actually have much of a say when you're an adult. If your parents want to be involved in the lives of you and any future children of yours, they'll learn to deal with it.
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Most holidays Christians celebrate, such as Christmas (the dates) were stolen from pagans.

Halloween attracts Satanists sadly (the really stupid ones who know nothing of their religion and just think it's cool to worship dark stuff). But why we should fear the dead or think of the dead as evil is beyond me. I mean, technically the dead would be good/evil as they were in life meaning there is no power balance shift of good/evil.

Celebrate it to your heart's content. I'm agnostic. I think X-mas is pure evil. Never do I see people become such degenerate human beings at any time of the year than x-mas. I've once had a mother threaten to kill me because the store I worked at sold out of Wiis. Seriously.

Each holiday is how you personally chose to experience it and how you chose to help others experience it.

And anyway...cosplayers can dress up and eat candy any time of the year.
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Posted 10/20/13
Fundies freak out over anything not like them.
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...I don't freak out and I'm a Christian! I like Halloween because of the candy!
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Posted 10/20/13
Because some religious people are stupid.
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NonMaster wrote:

*sigh*

Okay, I really don't want this to turn into a flame fight or anything but I'm really confused. So I was raised in a christian house hold and was always told that Halloween was a bad day and that I should avoid it. I was never really told why.

I had heard that it was once a christian holiday but then a bad event happened and they stopped celebrating it. (So if ANYTHING bad happens on a holiday, I shouldn't celebrate it?? Then why celebrate anything???)

Then I heard that it was bad because it was during night and that night was the devil's day. (Really? So I should avoid doing ANYTHING at night because you say so? I don't think so.)

Then I was told that I shouldn't celebrate Halloween because it was the devil's bday? (The devil was never actually born or if he was, it was before humanity existed. How would YOU know what month/day he was born?)

I did some research on my own and found that people in the 1840s thought on Oct 31st, there was a blur between living and dead and dressed up in costumes to ward away evil spirits. That was over 100 years ago. I'm not 100% sure if that's true. :/



I'm not quite what your looking for so I'm going to take each of your message and try, with scripture and information about halloween or all souls day.


1. I don't know where you heard it was once a christian holiday, I can shed light on it's origins for you and how this holiday was celebrated, and whether or not a christian would celebrate it,

The Encyclopedia Americana says: “Elements of the customs connected with Halloween can be traced to a Druid ceremony in pre-Christian times. The Celts had festivals for two major gods—a sun god and a god of the dead (called Samhain), whose festival was held on November 1, the beginning of the Celtic New Year. The festival of the dead was gradually incorporated into Christian ritual.”—(1977), Vol. 13, p. 725.

Now for the event that makes Halloween bad:
The book The Worship of the Dead points to this origin: “The mythologies of all the ancient nations are interwoven with the events of the Deluge . . . The force of this argument is illustrated by the fact of the observance of a great festival of the dead in commemoration of the event, not only by nations more or less in communication with each other, but by others widely separated, both by the ocean and by centuries of time. This festival is, moreover, held by all on or about the very day on which, according to the Mosaic account, the Deluge took place, viz., the seventeenth day of the second month—the month nearly corresponding with our November.” (London, 1904, Colonel J. Garnier, p. 4) Thus these celebrations actually began with an honoring of people whom God had destroyed because of their badness in Noah’s day.—Gen. 6:5-7; 7:11.
Such holidays honoring “spirits of the dead” as if they were alive in another realm are contrary to the Bible’s description of death as a state of complete unconsciousness.—Eccl. 9:5, 10; Ps. 146:4

While All Souls’ Day is ostensibly a Catholic holiday, it is clear that confusion existed in the minds of ordinary folk. The New Catholic Encyclopedia notes that “throughout the Middle Ages it was popular belief that the souls in purgatory could appear on this day as will-o’-the-wisps, witches, toads, etc.”

Unable to uproot pagan beliefs from the hearts of its flock, the church simply hid them behind a “Christian” mask. Highlighting this fact, The Encyclopedia of Religion says: “The Christian festival, the Feast of All Saints, commemorates the known and unknown saints of the Christian religion just as Samhain had acknowledged and paid tribute to the Celtic deities.”

I just want to cosplay and eat candy. Is there really anything wrong with that?? Am I really going to open a gate to hell and doom all humanity just because I want to dress up as Hanji from Attack on Titan? I'm starting to think I need to get away from these people...


The answer to that is, no your not going to open the gate of hell and doom all humanity, However can someone who claims to be " Christian " celebrate this God Dishonoring Holiday?

ust how concerned should you be about the dark past of Halloween and similar celebrations? After all, in most people’s minds, Halloween is little more than a time to dress up and have fun. But would you not agree that it is important for parents to make sure that whatever recreation their children pursue is wholesome and not harmful?

Of even greater concern to Christians, however, is the fact that Halloween and celebrations like it are steeped in paganism. The apostle Paul wrote: “I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons.” (1 Corinthians 10:20-22, New International Version) He also asked: “What common interest can there be between goodness and evil? How can light and darkness share life together? How can there be harmony between Christ and the devil? What can a believer have in common with an unbeliever?” (2 Corinthians 6:14-16, Phillips) The Bible thus condemns the whole idea of putting a Christian mask on a pagan practice!
While it is true that the vast majority of those who celebrate Halloween would claim to spurn Satanic practices, we should, nevertheless, be aware that historically this holiday has close connections with the occult. Thus, it can serve as a door leading to spiritism, especially for impressionable youths. Pagan rites and traditions tainted by spiritism simply have no place in Christian worship; they are far from harmless.

With knowledge comes the freedom to choose. We cannot be expected to make intelligent decisions if we do not have all the facts. After considering the facts brought up in this series of articles, what will you decide?
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Hi!!! I was raised in a Christian household, and we don't freak out over Halloween. My parents explained what the original purpose was, you know, the reason behind costumes, and carved pumpkins, ect... I grew up with trick-or-treating and the rest of it. It's not really a big deal. My parents don't really care, because me and my siblings all knew the difference between what it was and what it is now.


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